Calorie Counters - what are your favorite low calorie treats




SPIRITANGEL
08-08-2014, 02:45 PM
I need some ideas.

I like vita muffins in carrot cake 100 calories
kashi cookies- 140 calories
skinny cow sandwiches- 150 calories........


Candidcamster
08-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Hi, love this topic I am going to keep my eyes peeled for everyone else's choices but these are mine:
Boom Chicka Pop popcorn in White Cheddar (I believe a serving size is 2 1/2 cups at only 150 calories)
Vitamuffins any flavor, but my favorites are carrot cake & deep chocolate 100 calories each
Trader Joe's or Annie Chun's roasted seaweed (the whole package is only 60 calories, nice filler for chips & is very good for you)
Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate 100 calorie bars, these are great for a chocolate fix as I think they are regular chocolate just portion controlled.

CalCounter1003
08-09-2014, 11:54 AM
Nonni's biscotti. I like the chocolate one for 110 but there are several flavors.


Claygirl1518
08-10-2014, 01:00 PM
I love light and fit Greek yogurt. For 80 calories it really fills me up and its tasty. My husband and I also love making our own popcorn in a paper lunch bag. We just put in a couple tablespoons of popcorn kernels in a paper bag, fold it over twice, and pop it in the microwave for about 2:30. We put parmesan cheese and sea salt on it, or coconut oil. If we need a really tasty treat we top it with a mix of butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows. We are just very careful to measure how much of everything for accurate calorie counts. We also love fruttare mango popsicles and healthy choice vanilla bean frozen Greek yogurt. I also make homemade protein bars out of whey protein powder, oats, ground almonds, cranberries, coconut, and white chocolate; or a chocolate almond butter version with dark chocolate. Yum. I'm excited to see more ideas! Its always good to mix up our food, I get bored easily.

Calicofox
08-10-2014, 01:26 PM
fiber one brownies. 90 calories and is delicious with a cup of coffee <3 Also coffee is my favorite snack, Even if it has no calories it makes me feel full.

LilDazed
08-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Rice cakes! I like to put peanut butter or raspberry fruit spread on those suckers.

Candidcamster
08-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Just adding a renewed fondness for Laughing Cow Cheese wedges, especially on crackers, you can technically have a less than 100 calorie snack w/1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge (35 calories) + 4 Trader Joe's Flaxseed Water Crackers (1 serving and it's 60 calories). Plus you'll get some Omega 3 from the crackers.

df180
08-14-2014, 06:31 PM
I don't eat it often, but a little bit of frozen yogurt with frozen grapes and berries is really good.

StarvingPoet
08-16-2014, 08:02 PM
When I snack it's usually with grapes or almonds. :)

SeeMyFeet
08-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Good topic..and timely as i'm going to the grocery soon and I need ideas.

Grapes...cantaloupe....apple slices in a bag with a tiny sprinkle of brown sugar, cinnamon, & nutmeg (yum tastes like apple pie!).... watermelon.....oooooo which thread is this? Hope it's not the atkins forum! Typing on the cell so it's difficult to check.

I used to eat pistachios, but I got sick of them (id dispense 1/4 C into boxesl), 1/4 pita w/ 1T hummus (quit eating bread & pasta).

...keep posting!......need more ideas.

xRiotGirl
08-16-2014, 09:24 PM
Just adding a renewed fondness for Laughing Cow Cheese wedges, especially on crackers, you can technically have a less than 100 calorie snack w/1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge (35 calories) + 4 Trader Joe's Flaxseed Water Crackers (1 serving and it's 60 calories). Plus you'll get some Omega 3 from the crackers.


OMG second this! I just discovered these a few months ago, along with Special K Cracker Chips...30 of them is 110 calories and I usually have 2 cheese wedges with 10 crackers. That's just a little over 100 cals for the whole thing. Hard to beat for me..

As far as sweet treats, I've fallen in love with these Kupiec brand Dark Chocolate Rice cakes. They are delicious for only 70 calories. Nestle push pops are only about 80 calories each and they are reallly good. I also second the Skinny Cow candies/ice cream.

Unfortunately, I don't really have any 'go-to' options for low cal sweets...when I want something, I want something specific, so to just go for something I keep on hand wouldn't really satisfy my sweet tooth. It's rough!

itsmejessica
08-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Turkey pepperoni.
I love them. 15 = 80 cals

Liz46
08-21-2014, 11:36 AM
I have so many favorite snacks. The top 5 right now are probably:

Cheese Nips 140 calories per 29 crackers (30 g.)
Lance's Cheddar Popcorn - 130 calories per 2 cups (21 g.)
Outshine Coconut Waters/ Pinapple Popsicle - 60 calories per 1 popsicle
Fudge Pops - 40 calories per 1 popsicle
Banana Pops - 40 calories per 1 popsicle

blackbutterfly
09-13-2014, 12:17 AM
frozen grapes! They taste just like candy

xRiotGirl
09-13-2014, 11:59 PM
I just tried something really delicious - they are called Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars. Basically, they're imitation ice cream bars. But they taste amazing, not 'healthy' or 'low cal' at all. And they're only 100 calories! Oh, and also not skimpy on the size. It was about $3.50 for a box of 4 where I'm at, so that's a little less than $1 per bar. Apparently they have a bunch of flavors, but I tried the sea salt and caramel. :)

IanG
09-14-2014, 02:49 AM
Oysters.

superherothin
09-14-2014, 08:14 PM
I like popcorn, grapes, and bananas.

Claygirl1518
09-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Right now my favorite indulgence is a half cup of plain chobani greek yogurt with 1/4 packet of sugar free jello (cheesecake flavor, white choc, etc) mixed in. If I want I can crumble a graham cracker on top and it takes like indulgent cheesecake for 80 calories! awesome.

I just made greek yogurt popsicles! I'm so excited to try them. I've had the greek yogurt pops from the store before, and liked them, so I want to see if my new pudding/greek yogurt works frozen at home. I mixed the oreo pudding with greek yogurt and the pops are 120 cals each, but I did use the sugary oreo pudding. If I use sugar free I think they'll be about 60 cals each. I'll keep experimenting!

Also, parsnip chips. YUM! slice up parsnips, toss in olive oil. Then I toss them in a bag with arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), garlic powder, paprika, seasoning salt and cumin and bake at 450 for about 15 mins. sooo good. even my husband thought they were awesome. I do the same with sweet potatoes I've run through my spiralizer, they're really good too.

Sweet pototoes make great veggie noodles too. White sweet potatoes are perfect as veggie noodles and they look like pasta (sneaky!)

Liz46 I LOVE those outshine coconut waters with pineapple pops. So good. I also love fruttare mango popsicles. I'm going to try to make the coconut/pinapple ones at home, but I'm on a greek yogurt kick right now... clearly.

Liz46
09-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Claygirl, the "cheesecake" dessert sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try that!

If you do try the coconut/pineapple pops, please share the recipe! Thank you!

Claygirl1518
09-20-2014, 02:29 PM
well, the oreo greek yogurt popsicles were awesome.

Recipe:

1 cup greek yogurt (whatever you prefer. I used costco's brand which is pretty good, fage 2% is also good)
1/2 a package of dry mix oreo pudding
stevia if you want less of the greek yogurt taste

mix well (add almond milk a little at a time if it's too thick, I usually put in about 1/8 cup) Put in molds, let freeze and enjoy!

If you're concerned about the sugar, you can always use sugar free pudding which is also good, and maybe throw in some dark chocolate chips (i'm trying that next!)

jmh6251
09-26-2014, 02:13 AM
Popcorn is my all time favorite, I love salty. Also baked fries. I take a potato cut it up in the shape of french fries and bake them in the oven until they are crunchy and delicious

VioletDolphin83
09-27-2014, 10:40 PM
Cheese sticks, yoghurt, bananas, apples, weight watchers fruit tubs, lollipops (occasional treat), skinny cow ice creams (another occasional treat).

muguet
09-27-2014, 11:43 PM
unsweetened dried fruit!! I love prunes, apricots, apples, mangoes, anything really. so yummy and full of fibre!

sheryljoyce53
10-01-2014, 09:55 AM
I like the 50 calorie cheese sticks, also I've just discovered Jalapeno Almonds! 170 cals for 28 of them, which is a very nice handful. They are very satisfying. I love spicy food, and these almonds are so flavorful.

Claygirl1518
10-02-2014, 10:12 AM
I love papaya. I can eat half a medium papaya... for 59 calories. It's full of good stuff for you, and I find them delicious, and filling. Some people don't like the taste, because it's not a super sweet fruit. My husband doesn't, I see this as a blessing because I get to eat all of the papaya!

kitkat2114
10-10-2014, 03:48 PM
I'm more salty than sweet, I've recently started snacking on raw baby carrots with salt or kale chips

FitFatForty
10-11-2014, 02:50 PM
An Asian Pear - crispy, sweet, juicy, filling deliciousness with fiber and vitamin C.
Raspberries - tasty with plenty of fiber.
Blueberries - take a while to eat one by one; so makes me feel like I've eaten more.
Carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes - yum!

IanG
10-11-2014, 07:11 PM
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. 130 calories.

luckymommy
10-11-2014, 07:38 PM
I like Fage greek yogurt. The 0% fat has 100 calories. I add cinnamon and stevia and it is delish.

I also like Japanese Yams. I slice them and bake them plain and they are delicious.

Kabocha squash. Cut in half and bake. Tastes like cake to me, but that's probably because I haven't had cake in a really long time! ;)

jeminijad
10-11-2014, 09:07 PM
I like a slice of regular, unmodified pumpkin pie topped with the low cal cool whip. Normally I hate cool whip, but it works on pumpkin pie! The biggest chunk of starch is in the fluted chunk of crust, so just leave that on the plate.

TheSatinPumpkin
10-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Miracle Shirataki Noodles.
Ecodrink.

Zabela
10-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Oranges and bananas
Cheese sticks
Yoplait Whips! (chocolate mousse) yogurt
Yoplait mountain berry yogurt

and one I just discovered, my new favorite...

Yoplait Apple Crisp yogurt (which says Limited edition, just my luck)

DivineDivina
10-21-2014, 08:38 PM
I love bananas, kale chips and roasted broccoli. I'll actually be making the broccoli tonight. :)

Horo
10-23-2014, 03:12 AM
Tea! Especially dessert tea, like pumpkin spice black tea or masala chai. I sweeten with stevia and add a splash of soy milk to make it rich and decadent, and yet it's totally guilt free.

Jasmine green tea, rose white tea, etc. are also lovely for this purpose.

kitwander
10-23-2014, 03:50 AM
Nonni's biscotti. I like the chocolate one for 110 but there are several flavors.
I love biscotti and love the ones you get on Diet Direct...15 calories, no fat, and 3 carbs but no fiber and only one gram of protein :( great with tea tho

kitwander
10-23-2014, 03:53 AM
Miracle Shirataki Noodles.
Ecodrink.
I have been wanting to try those noodles but the reviews always say they smell fishy and I do not eat seafood at all...have you noticed that? I know some say rinse them well but other reviews say even rinsed they smell. They are so expensive on amazon to just buy and not like.

Munchy
10-23-2014, 02:21 PM
I have been wanting to try those noodles but the reviews always say they smell fishy and I do not eat seafood at all...have you noticed that? I know some say rinse them well but other reviews say even rinsed they smell. They are so expensive on amazon to just buy and not like.

Konjac root flour apparently smells fishy, which is why the noodles do - it's the main ingredient other than water.
They cost a little over $1 at any Asian market and are slightly more slimy than pasta.

I only use them the way I use ramen - in noodle bowls or in stir fry - both of which usually have some kind of fish or oyster sauce in them anyway! I don't think the flavor and texture lends well to any other dishes.

For an Italian pasta sub, I swear there is nothing better than zucchini noodles. Amazon sells a paderno spiralizer for around $30 and the zucchini noodles come out amazing (as do other vegetables).

Nan57
10-24-2014, 04:53 PM
I make Jello brand fat free, sugar free vanilla pudding. Add a package of cooked and drained Miracle Rice. Sprinkle in a little pumpkin spice. Set in refrigerator for at least an hour. The Miracle Rice has no taste but the texture of tapioca. You have a huge portion, 1/4 the total yield, of very good tapioca pudding for the calories of 1/2 cup of skim milk (45) and a serving of pudding (30), for a total of 75 calories. Miracle rice has no calories, just fiber.

Nan57
10-24-2014, 04:55 PM
If your nice miracle noodles or rice for several minutes in cold water they lose the fishy smell. In spiced and flavorful recipes they take on the flavor of the other ingredients. I love the texture and bulk.

Nan57
10-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Rinse well, sorry my autocorrect got me.

faiora
10-24-2014, 10:26 PM
Smoothies. I put 140g frozen mango chunks, 75g frozen raspberries, and 1 tsp of toasted coconut agave in the magic bullet, top up with water, and blend. Total 160 calories, not bad at all! And lots of fibre.

Since I'm doing whole foods I'll be switching to honey once I run out of agave. But it will be a while because this is about the only thing I use agave for. It's only necessary when I use raspberries because they can be pretty tart. If I made an all mango smoothie I would just put water in it.

I also get a tea from Marketspice (at Pike Place market in Seattle), called Cinnamon Orange (their signature tea). It's sweetened with orange oil and cinnamon oil, and tastes very rich and sweet without any milk or sugar (no calories!). I love it and have it in every variety it comes in (black/green/white/rooibos), but I don't drink it every day because I keep it as a special treat. Also because I either have to take a trip to Seattle or order online to get more. :p (if you look into it, I would recommend trying the black or rooibos first, as the green and white aren't quite as rich and desserty tasting)

faiora
10-24-2014, 10:33 PM
Tea! Especially dessert tea, like pumpkin spice black tea or masala chai. I sweeten with stevia and add a splash of soy milk to make it rich and decadent, and yet it's totally guilt free.

Jasmine green tea, rose white tea, etc. are also lovely for this purpose.

You would probably LOVE the cinnamon orange tea from Marketspice.

FitFatForty
10-25-2014, 12:22 AM
I make Jello brand fat free, sugar free vanilla pudding. Add a package of cooked and drained Miracle Rice. Sprinkle in a little pumpkin spice. Set in refrigerator for at least an hour. The Miracle Rice has no taste but the texture of tapioca. You have a huge portion, 1/4 the total yield, of very good tapioca pudding for the calories of 1/2 cup of skim milk (45) and a serving of pudding (30), for a total of 75 calories. Miracle rice has no calories, just fiber.
I will have to try this --- sounds fantastic -- thank you. Anyone know if fat free sugar instant pudding can be made with plain unsweetened almond milk?

CoolMom75
10-25-2014, 02:08 AM
Roasted pumpkin seeds

Dark chocolate covered anything in small quantities

Another vote for tea!

Hummus or guauc on toast or veg

Fruit, prunes

ReillyJ
10-25-2014, 04:19 AM
I will have to try this --- sounds fantastic -- thank you. Anyone know if fat free sugar instant pudding can be made with plain unsweetened almond milk?

don't quote me but i don't think so..i think it has to be milk

superherothin
10-26-2014, 01:12 AM
(Butterless) popcorn and smoothies!!

Big Fat Rooster
11-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Good subject !! :) I found this while looking for delicious super low calorie high fiber but still nutritious things to cook.

For myself, I drink mostly coffee for a drink, hot in the morning and iced later in the day. I just recently started making it half and half with regular coffee and caffiene free which seems to be working way better and hardly noticeable in taste.

For snacks it is fruit of almost all kinds except banana which is too high calorie. Sometimes I just eat them straight, sometimes cut them up and make a couple days worth of fruit salad and eat it with chili on it. Sometimes I buy a one lb basket of strawberries and eat the whole thing like a pig... but only 150 calories and they fill, provide fiber, VERY tasty if ya are lucky enough to buy the right kind of fresh. Due to fruit flies I do not keep strawberries around but buy them regular. Two others that I love but have practically stopped buying is nuts and avocados, both of which are extremely healthy but extremely fattening if over done. And it does not take much to overdo them, and I just don't like restricting myself like that :(

I am lucky in not being a sweets freak so I do not buy any sort of sweet things. I do love chocolate but seldom buy any.

Good luck and thanks for the suggestions. I will look into some of those noodles you are speaking of.

B F R

size10inayear
11-13-2014, 03:08 PM
veggies and hummus
nonfat yogurt, pb2 & sliced banana
rush bowls

TattooerMel
11-14-2014, 02:18 PM
I just discovered a pumpkin pie flavored yogurt with pie crust crumbles from YoCrunch for only 120 calories, which has to be my favorite so far (other than fruits). I got a 4 pack at Walmart for 3 bucks. I rarely eat dairy, but I really loved this yogurt.

ivanabskinny
11-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Did anyone say dill pickles? :)

DivineDivina
11-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Recently I like to treat myself with 3/4 cup of dry honey bunches of oats with almonds. It's only 130 calories. :)

dietcokehead98
12-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Sliced apples with laughing cow cheese spread on the slices....yum!
Almonds
Coconut bars (frozen)
Air popped popcorn
Hard boiled eggs
Fiber One brownies
Coffee with splenda and coconut oil

Skinnygirldreams
12-03-2014, 08:09 PM
i looooove seaweed salad!

PinkTaffeta
12-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Dole frozen pineapple. Yum.

jmh6251
12-17-2014, 11:49 PM
Light and Fit Yogurt. You can get it to taste like pie or quite a number of treats. Sprinkle a TBSP of Granola